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The Iziko South African Museum houses more than one and a half million specimens of scientific importance. The collections now range from fossils almost 700-million years old to insects and fish caught last week. There are also stone tools made by...more
We always go to this museum when we come to Cape Town (from the UK). If you like the natural history museums in London or Oxford, you will love this. There’s lots to see from the whole natural history of South Africa and beyond. The...More
This is a nice place to go on a cold rainy Cape Town day. We went with our 2 toddlers and started at the planetarium show for kids at 1200. The children loved the experience and mini movie. We then went to the museum which...More
My husband and I ended up with an extra day after our tour ended in Cape Town. We were looking for some things to do, and visited this museum. It was a very nice natural history museum, but a lot of the exhibits were undergoing...More
Having ticked most of the must-do Cape Town attractions off of our bucket lists, we decided to pay the South African Museum a visit. Entrance is extremely affordable and the museum is maintained well enough to warrant a four-star rating. The exhibits are nicely curated...More
Robben Island and Table Mountain cable car cancelled so we had an Uber trip to the museum. My friend wanted to see the Quagga foal so we made a beeline to the top floor to see the beastie. Being numpties we sat and peered at...More
Best exhibits were the old stuffed animals, but you have to know a lot already to appreciate the variety. New exhibits are good for those who know less, but disappointing for a museum of natural history.